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Article Date: 11 Jul 2011 – 2:00 PDT

 

New genetic mutations that are not inherited from one’s parents appear to happen more frequently in people with schizophrenia than might normally be expected in healthy individuals said a team of scientists led by Dr Guy A Rouleau from the University of Montreal in Canada. The team hopes their discovery, which includes genes not linked to schizophrenia before, will provide a list of genes for researching how the disease develops, and also lead to new treatments.

 

Rouleau and colleagues found the new or de novo mutations, that is genetic errors present in a person that are not present in their biological parents, when they examined about 20,000 genes in the “exomes” of 14 patients with schizophrenia and their unaffected parents. They write about their discovery in this week’s issue of Nature Genetics.

 

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